Details about position

Looking for the next step in your career? Enjoy a challenge?  Do you have an ambition for innovation? Want to make a difference?

If you join our growing global team, you’ll be working for an industry leader with offices across five continents, in over 47 countries and more than 28 000 employees.  You will work with some of the leading world brands across the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies – who are all relying on our client to help them use the power of technology to achieve their ambition in this digital era. You’ll be part of a team who’s passionate about making a difference to the way technology shapes how we live and work – whether it’s protecting the rhino, connecting the G20 Summit, or revolutionizing cycling, giving you the opportunity to do great things.

You’ll be joining a Global Top Employer, recognized for investing in talent because people are at the heart of our success. You provide the skills, passion and ideas, and we’ll provide the platform to realize your ambitions. Great talent. Great teams. Great work. Great opportunities.

Want to be part of our team?

The Senior Active Directory Engineer is the mid-level position in the EUC Engineers job family and is proactive in identifying, investigating and resolving technical incidents and problems and restoring service to clients by managing incidents to resolution. Their primary objective is to ensure zero missed service level agreement conditions. The Senior Active Directory Engineer focuses on third line support for high complexity incidents and maintains the End-user Computing environmental and monitoring equipment.

What you’ll be doing

 Monitor infrastructure
They ensure that assigned infrastructure at the client site is configured, installed, tested and operational. In this regard they will perform necessary checks, apply monitoring tools and respond to alerts. Where software is a component of the solution they will also take responsibility for ensuring that the software is installed and configured according to client requirements.

Identify problems and errors
The Senior Active Directory Engineer identifies problems and errors prior to or when they occur. He or she will log such incidents in a timely manner with the required level of detail with all the necessary. They liaise with all stakeholders including client IT environments, vendors, carriers and Our client colleagues to expedite diagnosis of errors and problems and to identify a resolution.

Ensure resolution of incidents and requests
They investigate second line support calls assigned to then and identify the root cause of incidents and problems. They ensure the efficient and comprehensive resolution of incidents and requests. This could involve ensuring that repairs are carried out by coordinating product requests and liaising with other team members. They will also report and escalate issues to 3rd party vendors if necessary. They take full ownership for managing the incident to resolution within the service level conditions.

Where necessary, they escalate requests and exceptions to the 3rd line support team.

Ensure continuous feedback
They provide continuous feedback to clients and affected parties and update all systems and/or portals as prescribed by Our client procedures.

Incident management
When required they will take responsibility receiving calls and incidents at the services desk. They assist in analyzing, assigning and escalating the support calls. They also provide telephonic support to clients where required.
They update incidents with progress and resolution details.

Senior Active Directory Engineers are also responsible for producing breach and other reports that are necessary for the correct operation of processes. They identify failures and short-comings in the current processes and escalate with recommendations.

Behavioral skills
Senior Active Directory Engineers are required to strictly comply with all processes and procedures as prescribed by Our client and the client when relevant. Their ability to communicate well and to capture all pertinent details when required will contribute to their success. They are able to multi-task and demonstrate good client service orientation. These individuals have good problem-solving skills in End-user Computing related operations.

What would make you a good fit for this role?

In this position you will be required to:

  1. Ensure that assigned infrastructure at the client site is configured, installed, tested and operational and that software is installed and configured according to client requirements.
  2. Provide End-user Computing support to clients which includes provisioning, asset management, monitoring, implementation, troubleshooting and support for End-user Computing operations and related infrastructure.
  3. Identify problems and errors prior to or when they occur and log all such incidents in a timely manner with the required level of detail.
  4. Take full ownership for managing the incident to resolution within the service level conditions.
  5. Perform level 3 server and network troubleshooting, server rack mounting and cable patching / management.
  6. Provide telephonic support to clients when required and update the relevant systems as per Our client procedures.
  7. Perform the necessary hand over procedures in cases where shift work is required.
  8. Produce breach and other reports to identify failures and short-comings.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 6-8 years’ experience in the Active Directory

Exposure to the following technologies:

  • Active Directory Domain Services: Domains & Trusts, Sites & Services and Users & Computers
  • Domain and Forest level policy management
  • Domain Controller installation, configuration & management
  • Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS 2.0 and ADFS 3.0)
  • Active Directory Synchronization (DirSync) for Office 365
  • Azure Active Directory Connect for Office 365
  • Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and certification authority (CA)
  • Enterprise DNS Management
  • WINS Management
  • DHCP Management
  • Group policy management
  • KMS and AD Based licensing
  • Document, develop and optimize services and standards
  • Disaster Recovery Testing, including reviewing DR plans, failover testing, backup and recovery testing
  • Reporting: Infrastructure Services Health Status


Position: Open
Location: Cape Town
Job Title: Senior Active Directory Engineer
Salary: To be discussed